Situated on the northern coast of laid-back Jamaica, Ocho Rios is a popular destination for Royal Holiday Cruises vacationers seeking beach-style rest and relaxation with a splash of Caribbean adventure. Guests of Royal Holiday Cruises will enjoy the very best that this gorgeous island nation has to offer: awe-inspiring natural beauty, exquisite beaches and sunshine, sumptuous rhythms, spicy cuisine, and much more.
A large resort-style entertainment complex, Island Village is conveniently located next to the cruise ship docking facility. The Village offers Royal Holiday Cruises members a well-developed beach, souvenir and high-end shopping, a casino, a concert venue, and a Jimmy Buffet’s Margaritaville restaurant.
Dunn’s River Falls
A stunning 600-foot cascade of clear mountain water splashing down great step-like cliffs into the turquoise waters of the Caribbean, Dunn’s River Falls is Jamaica’s most iconic natural sight and certainly its most popular attraction. Especially adventurous Royal Holiday Cruises visitors can hire a guide and climb alongside the gorgeous waterfall, while everyone can enjoy shopping and dining at the site’s tourist facilities.
Ocho Rios Craft Park
Located just off Main Street, the Ocho Rios Craft Park features over 150 stalls where visitors can find all the expected souvenirs, like T-shirts and hats. The Craft Park also boasts a huge variety of arts and crafts, including exquisite woodcarvings and paintings by local artists.
Renowned worldwide for its fantastic jerk-style meats, guests here can not only enjoy the spicy Jamaican delicacy, but also watch its preparation over fire pits. The enjoyable open-air dining and searing hot sauces make this an authentic Jamaican stop for any traveler with Royal Holiday Cruises.
Bob Marley Centre and Mausoleum
Reggae legend Bob Marley was born in Nine Mile. His childhood home is part museum, part shrine, with guides led by knowledgeable Rastafarians. Visitors here can also pay their respects at Bob Marley’s mausoleum, where the celebrated musician is buried with his guitar.
Just a few miles west of Ocho Rios, Green Grotto is a fascinating cavern complex named for the green algae that cling to its damp walls. At its heart lies a pristine lake of crystal-clear water, while surrounding caves host an array of bats and sea life.
Right near the port in Ocho Rios, Turtle Beach is one of the most popular and well-developed beaches in the area. Visitors with Royal Holiday Cruises will find themselves mingling with other tourists, as well as friendly locals out to enjoy the sun and surf.
The Almond Tree
Named for the tree growing through its roof, The Almond Tree treats Royal Holiday Cruises guests to a wide variety of Jamaican-inspired dishes. Beautifully situated to overlook the sea, this elegant restaurant and bar is a fine place for Club members to enjoy an eclectic meal or a refreshing cocktail.
James Bond Beach
Just 20 minutes from Ocho Rios, scenic James Bond Beach sits on the former estate of the late Ian Fleming, author of the James Bond novels.